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  • avant 1 adv. quasi a. prep. conj. s.

    Semantic labels: mil., status, time
    Usage labels: also_fig., causal, comparative, fig., local, qualitative, quantitative, temporal

    Citations:

    sooner, rather
    comparative: (1292) nos serjauntz de noster hostel soint avaunt somouns pur dettes qe destreyntz ou attachez par les cors i 171
    comparative: (1300) Avaunt la mort Nus ellisoun ke fere teu tort 11

  • de prep.

    Semantic labels: law
    Usage labels: also_fig., comparative, exhortation, interj., local, modal, temporal

    Citations:

    than
    comparative: (1267) mieuz vaudreyt [...] murir De la grant passioun suffrir 192v14
    comparative: (1235) autres de toi sauvas 242
    comparative: (1170) meillor (=goshawk) de lui ne porte chevalier 638
    comparative: (1319) avoit un frere eygné de ly Ed II xxv 89

  • meillur a. s. adv.

    Usage labels: comparative

    Citations:

    better
    comparative: (s.xii1/3) Li vins avra meillor savor 228.747
    comparative: (1300) mais le foie de geline est milhours que le foie des laitans 111.1460
    comparative: (s.xiv1) Oyer ne purrey meliour noveles 188

  • pardevant adv. prep. conj.loc. a.

    Semantic labels: law, time
    Usage labels: comparative, local, temporal

    Citations:

    in preference, more highly
    comparative: (1305) Kar il ly est avys ke vous despriset ly, Pur çoe ke vous priset autre par devaunt 247

  • partant adv. conj.loc.

    Usage labels: comparative

    Citations:

    by so much
    comparative: (s.xiiex) Clouficher li fist les pez Que par tant fu plus grevez 460

  • plus adv. a. s.

    Usage labels: comparative, temporal

    Citations:

    more
    comparative: (1121-25) [...] De Deu prier plus suvent Que [...] 48
    comparative: (s.xiii1) mitius: plu debonere ii 101.70
    comparative: (c.1235) Plus furent beus ke rose 1071
    comparative: (1354) la ou un de mes freres estoit plus prisez de moi 16.29
    comparative: (s.xv1) La festre est mult plu fort a garir 31

    more, greater
    comparative: (c.1235) Garir me puet (=Auban ) si lui ben vent a volenté; plus a fait ui vertu (i.e. a greater miracle) 968
    comparative: (1350) sanz plus enpechement a eux faire vi 70

    (as a superlative) (the) most
    comparative: (1121-25) Alerent cil e truverent Ço que plus dunc desirerent 288
    comparative: (1406) est pluis horrible pecché encontre nature que soit 62.28

    more (+adj.)
    comparative: (s.xivm) el pur cele cause sont eles (=cities) assys le plus haut que les pays enviroun 116

    (as superlative) the most
    comparative: (c.1170) Li jofnes d’aus iert li plus sené 163
    comparative: (s.xiii1/3) Ja le plus vielz ne serriez 12396
    comparative: (s.xiiiex) et li solaiz aprés deo lust le plus cler 66.24

  • plustost adv.

    Usage labels: comparative, temporal

    Citations:

    before, earlier
    comparative: (s.xiiiex) Chescune die ses houres [...] avant plustost qe plus tard si vus ne poez toutefoiz tenir la houre 15.16
    comparative: (1308-09) vous ne poetz dire qe David estoit plustost feffé de vos auncestres qe des auncestres Joce [...] Ed II i 59